Got out with John and his daughter Kate today for a full day. Hadn’t been doing a ton of tarpon fishing this February as we’ve had a couple late cold fronts that have more or less put them off as to what it’s normally been the last few years at this time. But the last few days it warmed up nicely and the winds weren’t cranking too bad so we gave it a go. Found a good school of tarpon in the backcountry first thing and they cooperated nicely. We caught two out of three tarpon, both that we landed were large fish in the 90 to 100 lb range. After that we finished the day catching a bunch of snook and a few redfish. Things just worked out perfect! But good signs to see the tarpon back there. Unfortunately we have another cold front on the way this coming weekend. I don’t think it’s going to get terribly cold, but will probably dampen the little bit of a tarpon bite that we have going on now. But the good news with all this is hopefully this means we will have a stronger tarpon season later on – some people often feel if it gets too good too early, it can make the later part of the season a little slower. I’m just glad to be catching a few!
Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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